I haven't found any links or information about the speakers, yet... Thank you!
Who is giving the keynotes?
Monday's keynote was given by Wes Moran. No other keynotes happening.
Last night I heard that Wes was giving it.
Wes gave the keynote this morning (as you know) and there is no keynote tomorrow or Wednesday.
Which sessions are actually happening?
It's hard to tell which phab task session proposals are actually happening and when. Is there a good reference for this? E.g. I'm not sure if I'll have time and space to facilitate a discussion around Phab:T114246. It seems to be marked as "on track".
I believe you'll want to make sure you schedule one of the unconference slots if it's not already assigned on the main tracks -- edit the table on the summit page here and link to your task on phab.
Got it. Thanks! Looks like I'll need to wait until 8:30AM tomorrow.
You can go ahead and schedule for tomorrow - people are doing it and we are allowing it. Thanks!
Is there any registration fee?
No, no registration fee.
The registration form doesn't say anything about that.
I'm not 100% sure (but 99 ;)), but I think, there is no registration fee :)
No registration fee, 100% confirmed.
Where can i get the presentation file?
In the presentations there a lots of reference links, i am not familiar with all of them. Can anyone please tell me where can i get these?
Do you refer to a specific presentation, or is this about the initial talk that Wes gave?
i want to get all the talk presentations listed in schedule.
Wikimedia Developer Summit 2016 expects that "notes are taken and posted in the description of the corresponding task, a summary of the outcomes is highlighted". I'd also expect potential presentation slides (if existing) to be posted and linked from there. If they are not posted in a timely manner, could you please add a reminder comment in the corresponding Phabricator task(s)? Thanks!
Tutorials to be proposed as Tech Talks supporting discussions at the Summit, but not as Summit sessions.
> Presentations and tutorials are explicitly discouraged during the Summit. These types of sessions are welcomed as Tech Talks or Lightning Talks organized before the event, especially when they can provide background materials to Summit participants.
Why is this? I get that the thing is aimed for discussions, but discussions need something to stand on in order to happen. So for volunteers and third-party folks wanting to share relevant knowledge and experiences (such as how to do blah, or what happened when we did blah, which is probably relevant to anyone else doing blah), and then go from there, what options do we have?
For my part I'd have liked to do a skin workshop running folks through the process so that maybe they could be less afraid of the entire thing and have something to go on when discussing how to make it better and crap, but it's very technical and not really good for general conferences, and I'm not sure volunteers can do tech talks? Also how useful would that sort of talk even be just presenting at people when I can't see what they're doing or have actually got?
Of course volunteers can do tech talks, and I encourage you to run an online tutorial to start with. At the Summit you could check whether there is enough interest for such workshop, and run it on Wednesday if needed. Nothing against your tutorial session or any specific tutorial session. We are just concerned that opening the gates to tutorials (and presentations, since someone else can also argue that the Summit is a potentially good venue for them) will dilute the Summit's core objective.
Bear in mind that I don't actually have a fast enough internet connection to watch them online, myself, so I'm also not really sure what they're supposed to look like.
Check Tech talks. @Rfarrand (WMF) can find a slot for you. About the connection, we can run a test whenever works for you. Sharing your screen requires less bandwidth. For what is worth, many times I connect with my mobile phone on the go, and that works as well.
Well, if it's in december I'll hopefully have a better connection by then...
Aiight, though. That's scary, but cool, thanks.
What's the scope of the "Summit plan"?
That term is a bit vague. What should the plan consist of?
Edited. Is it clearer now?
Yes, thank you!
Participation of users and editors
(Moved from the archive)
There is no obvious route to participation for users, contributors, editors or others who actually make use of the software or want to propose new or improved functionalities. Will their views be represented, and if so, how? By direct participation, or will it be mediated via, say, meta:Community Engagement and meta:Community Tech? Or not at all? Rogol Domedonfors (talk) 18:46, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
@Rogol Domedonfors: between today and the Summit, anyone can participate directly online, joining proposals or creating new ones. Think that the developer summit is primarily a summit for developers, to discuss about software strategy and software problems that need solving. Asking for new features, UX improvements, and similar topics might have a small presence in the Summit agenda compared to open topics about architecture and platform.--Qgil-WMF (talk) 12:27, 14 September 2015 (UTC)